Magazine article Screen International

HBO’s Sheila Nevins to Receive Sheffield Doc/Fest Honour

Magazine article Screen International

HBO’s Sheila Nevins to Receive Sheffield Doc/Fest Honour

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Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, is to be honoured at Sheffield Doc/Fest next month.

The US exec, who first joined HBO in 1979 where she has produced more than 1,000 documentaries, will receive the festival's first Creative Leadership Award.

The honour has been launched by Doc/Fest to highlight an influential individual's contribution to the international documentary industry.

Doc/Fest will also present its inaugural Award for Unsung Hero in Factual TV to Jan Tomalin, the managing director of Media Law Consultancy who has advised a significant number of the UK's top documentary makers, companies and broadcasters.

Both will be presented at the Doc/Fest Award Ceremony on June 14.

Grand Jury Doc/Fest has also revealed the names of those who will bestow the Grand Jury Award, which is supported by Screen International and sister title Broadcast for the first time.

The jury comprises Eric Hynes, MOMI/Indiewire (US); Nino Kirtadze, director (France); Sean McAllister, Ten Foot Films (UK); Marie Nelson, PBS (US); and Barbara Truyen, VPRO (Netherlands). …

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